MUSIC—Few can whip a crowd up like the stomping-mad Langhorne Slim when he has a mind to. The Pennsylvania native's take on the sometimes cringe-y "alt-country" label is life loving and somewhat lawless, performed with an intensity that's near impossible to resist getting swept up into. MS
w/Ryan Sollee; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 8 pm, $13-15

STORYTELLING—Maybe you weren't paying attention, but rightly popular storytelling series The Moth held 10 local events in recent months, crowning 10 winners. So which one's Portland's finest raconteur? Find out at tonight's GrandSLAM Championship—titled "Fish Out of Water"—if you can find tickets. Even champions must have a champion. DVH
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $20, all ages